Financial services industry
The financial services industry is emerging from significant and complex change.
Finance functions play a vital role in implementing measures to improve profitability and efficiency.
Most other accounting qualifications focus on financial accounting, external audit and tax. CIMA develops business partners with financial and strategic business management skills.
CIMA’s relevance to the financial services industry
CIMA members understand how organisations should be led, providing an advisory role to help build profitable and sustainable businesses. CIMA professionals are equipped to: evaluate and manage risk, particularly in the context of governance, decision making and incentive policies.
Certificate in business accounting
This is where you start. The certificate gives a solid foundation in the basics of management accounting, financial accounting and business.
Our professional qualification is updated regularly to reflect the fast changing pace of the financial services industry.
Typical roles of CIMA professionals in the finance sector
- Management accountant
- Systems accountant
- Financial controller
- Financial analyst
- Project accountant
- Project manager
- Finance business partner
- Finance director
"One of the benefits of a professional qualification like CIMA is that it provides a genuinely objective benchmark. It demonstrates that I have the core skills and abilities as a management accountant and it makes me equal to other people with the same qualification. It's a great foundation to build on."
Helen Weir, Executive director of retail banking, Lloyds Banking Group
To find out more about how CIMA can make a positive difference to your organisation, contact the global business development team:
T. +44 (0)20 7663 5441
F. +44 (0)20 7663 5442